Jenn Cristy is a true badass! She’s a wife, mom, musician, athlete, business owner, and she’s working to keep live music alive! (FYI: You should…
Beth Levy started a nonprofit while beating breast cancer
Beth Levy beat stage 2B Breast Cancer, established a nonprofit (Badass Beth) while going through treatment, and also started Bolt Addiction (an online and pop-up…
Jayna Ledford is “En Pointe” as a Successful Trans Ballerina
Jayna Ledford’s story is one of beauty, courage and bravery. At 18-years-old she decided it was time to be herself and transition to a ballerina.…
Jamie: Pit Reporter, Dog Lover, Cake Baker and More
This badass woman became the first female pit reporter for the TV broadcast of the Indianapolis 500. The following year, she became the first female pit reporter to cover both the Daytona 500 and the Indy 500 for network TV’s live, flag-to-flag race coverage. But for Jamie Little, it’s not about being the “first female” that drives her, it’s about outworking the next person.
Tracie: Co-founder of Samaritan’s Feet International
Dr. Tracie Ohonme is the Executive Vice President and Co-founder of Samaritan’s Feet – a nonprofit that exists to serve and inspire hope in children by providing shoes. The goal she set with her husband, Manny, when they founded the organization is to bring a life-changing message of hope, love, and compassion to everyone they serve.
Jenni: Actor and LGBTQ Advocate
Meet Jenni White. Jenni is living her most badassery life as the founding executive director of Trinity Haven, Indiana’s first and only home for LGBTQ youth who are experiencing homelessness and housing instability.
Sara: Creator & Chief EDventurer of Get Lost Indiana
This quirky badass is not only known for making up words (EDventure = Educational Adventure), but also for telling people to “Get Lost” – only she says it with kindness and affection.
Leigh: PR gal living a dog-filled life
While running her own successful public relations consultancy, Leigh Fazzina co-founded with a friend from Chicago the Anguilla Freedom Flyer Dog Rescue, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that is saving and rescuing homeless puppies from Anguilla, a tiny island in the Eastern Caribbean.
Gail: Unapologetically pursuing a professional career as a performing artist.
She saw her first musical at the age of 10 (“A Chorus Line”) and knew then that she wanted to perform. “I was so overwhelmed with emotions that I felt like my heart just poured out of my eyes.” Rather than follow her childhood dream, she chose the practical route and attended college, pursued a career in communications and got married.
Marni: PR Pro & Professional Actor
This Super Trouper has been following her dreams of acting and playing dress up for nearly three decades—most recently as Rosie in Mamma Mia at Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, in Carmel, IN. She’s also a full-time communications professional, a wife (she’s married to Michael Lasley, Civic’s Executive Artistic Director) and a parent to her beloved rescue dogs, Skye and Theo.